The Breitling Racing app is based on the Reno Air Races, and allows players to compete against either real-life or “computer” players in a race around the aerial course.
The app starts with a nice tutorial teaching you the basics of flying. Essentially, you’ll be doing a lot of left turns as you try and go as quickly around the aerial track as possible. Tilting the iPod or iPad twists the plane, and pushing on the left or right “pedals” helps the plane turn. There’s also a boost button which makes you go faster, you just need to be careful not to overheat.
Players can choose either single player or multiplayer options for races. Single player allows players to race against the computer, earning experience points which can be used to earn upgrades. Multiplayer goes against other real-life players, and it helps to have earned and upgraded your plane in order to be able to compete.
We should note that the multiplayer mode does have a chat function. We didn’t experience anything negative with it, but it’s worth mentioning as something that parents should be leery of letting their kids use.
Overall, Breitling Air Race is a fun app that allows for some cool races that can get players invested in upgrading and investing in improving their planes. Multiplayer races often end up with way fewer planes than started the race due to players dropping out. There’s nothing about this that blew us away, though, but we can see how it would be a fun way to relive the experience of the Reno Air Races if you’re a fan of the flying or have ever attended the event.